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    Local Device Name is already in use.

    I have just upgraded an employees N/B with a faster network card 100mbps from 10mbps
    But most of the mapped network drives - provided with a logon script from from domain server now display the following error messge
    "An Error Occurred while reconnecting M: to pi-dwjmarket. Microsoft Windows Network: The Local Device name is already in use. This connect has been restored."

    but cannot access the mapped share, even though there is no problem logging onto the domain or accessing email from exchange server. If i reconnect the old network card - everything is fine again, no problems with network shares.

    Could it be a hardware problem or is it that windows is storing the mapped drives in a local database and so when the user is loggin on they are mapped twice, and if so why doesn't it happen with the old network card

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    Re: Local Device Name is already in use.

    This is the closest thing I could find to your problem. Maybe it will help give you an Idea of whats wrong.

    An error occurred while reconnecting v: to ntaxfilecommon. Microsoft Windows Network: The local device name is already in use.
    The error shows up after signing onto the { Whatever} session. One of the drives in your computer is mapped to a drive letter that's conflicting with a network drive required to run {Whatever}. Use Device Manager (on the PC) to change the local drive letter in question to something else. The following drive letters are reserved by the {Whatever} servers: {these could be different in your case} M, N, P, Q, U, V and Z.
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    Re: Local Device Name is already in use.

    <P ID="edit" class=small>(Edited by jscher2000 on 06-Jun-03 19:18. )</P>Does the network and dial-up connections folder show connections for both LAN adapters? Maybe try to delete the old one and see if that helps.

    Added! Wait, stop! first double check all the settings re: WINS, DNS, etc. to make sure they match.

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